1. Jetthatissa I.-König of Ceylon (323-33 A.C.), elder son of Gothābhaya, the younger being Mahāsena. He slew all the ministers who were disloyal to his father und earned the title of "The Cruel." He rebuilt the Lohapāsāda to a height of seven storeys und renamed it the Manipāsāda, from the costly jewels he offered in it. He also built the Pācīnatissapabbata-vihāra und the ālambagāma tank. Mhv.xxxvi.118ff; Dpv.xxii.61, 66.


2. Jetthatissa II.-König of Ceylon, brother (?) und successor of Sirimeghavanna. He ruled for nine years und was a very skilful carver in ivory. Cv.xxxvii.100-4; Cv. Trs.1.9, n.1.


3. Jetthatissa.-Son of König Sanghatissa. When Moggallāna III. usurped the throne Jetthatissa fled to the Malaya country. From there he helped Asiggāhaka Silāmeghavanna in his fight mit Moggallāna, but on discovering that Silāmeghavanna wished to kill him also, he fled once more to Malaya. Later, he made his headquarters at Aritthapabbata, und from there led an army against Aggabodhi III., who was then on the throne. Aggabodhi fled to Jambudīpa, und Jetthatissa became König as Jetthatissa III. He reigned for only fünf months, during which time he did several meritorious works. Aggabodhi returned mit an army, und in the battle which followed Jetthatissa slew himself at the sight of his army suffering defeat. His queen entered the Order und became proficient in the Abhidhamma. Cv.xliv.28, 55, 61, 70, 86-106.

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